Did you know…
…you can now join PTA online? Click here to create your account and sign up for membership!
…you can order spirit items online? Click here to create your account (if you haven’t already done so) and purchase some cool Dowell gear!
…PTA is offering FOUR membership packages at various price points this year. Click here to see what comes in each package and what works best for your family.
…when you join Dowell PTA at any level, you receive a set of coupons from generous local businesses? This year’s coupon packet is jam-packed with offers you and your kids will enjoy using!
…Dowell PTA has a Facebook page! Like us and join in the conversation…and please share with your fellow Dowell friends!
…PTA will hold its first General Meeting of the year on Thursday, August 16th. Ohana Shaved Ice will be on site for complimentary treats from 6-6:30 p.m., then we’ll have a brief meeting to go over the year’s events and review/vote on the 2018-19 budget. This is a very important meeting so please make plans to join us!
…you can reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Suggestions? Want to help out? We’d love to hear from you!
Early bird gets the worm!
Purchase any Dive Pack membership package between now and Friday, August 3rd to be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Fire!
New this year, we have THREE levels of Dive Packs to choose from: Junior Dive Pack ($25), Dive Pack ($50) and Deep Sea Dive Pack ($75). Also new this year, you can join PTA online! Click here to learn more and check it out!
Our basic membership package, the Dolphin Pack, is still only $6. (But not eligible for the Fire giveaway.)
The Fine Print: Both online and in-person purchases are eligible for the giveaway. Purchases must be made during the Meet & Greets on July 27, 30 or 31, or submitted to the PTA mailbox by noon on Friday, August 3, or online no later than 11:59 pm August 3rd. One entry per household. Winner will be notified via email, so be sure to include your email address when submitting form.
Pick out some fun gifts for your family and friends at are Holiday Shop in the Media Center! We’ll be open Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8 from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We’ll also be open 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9th during the Breakfast with Santa.
Parents, please volunteer to help run the store! Click here to sign up.
On Saturday, December 9th, join us from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a breakfast with the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself! A Chick-fil-A breakfast of Chicken Minis or a Chicken biscuit, fruit, and a drink will be available for $8.00. We are not taking pre-orders, so breakfast is first-come, first-served! Photos with Santa are $2.00.
Please Note: Both the Holiday Shop and Breakfast with Santa are CASH ONLY.
The PTA will conduct a brief business meeting next Wednesday, November 15th at 2:45 p.m. in the Dowell Media Center. As PTA members, you are invited to attend. We will be presenting and voting on additions/updates to the 2017-18 PTA budget.
If you ordered spirit wear at Open House or anytime before then, it was distributed to your students’ classrooms on Monday, Oct. 2! We will be placing another order this month, so if you want some cool Dowell gear, please fill out this form and submit (with payment) to the PTA mailbox ASAP!
If you purchased a Dive Pack or Jr. Dive Pack membership package and did not order spirit wear at the time of purchase, remember you have $12 to spend toward spirit wear! We will be sending you an email reminder this week to turn in your order.
We’re giving away this Amazon Fire to one lucky Dowell PTA member! Anyone who has joined PTA for the 2017-18 school year is entered in the drawing to win! If you purchased a Dive Pack or Jr. Dive Pack membership, you’ll have two entries into the drawing.
If you haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late! Print off a membership form here OR sign up at the PTA table during Open House on August 31. We’ll draw a winner near the end of September, so be sure to sign up soon!
Dowell’s Open House is Thursday, August 31st. Be sure to join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year and to visit your child’s classroom! Below is the schedule of events for that evening.
All PTA members are encouraged to attend the meeting, as we will vote on the 2017-18 budget. If you are not a PTA member yet, you can download a membership form here, or visit our table at Open House to join that night.
5:30: Information Tables Open (PTA, ASP, Clubs) and food available for purchase (see below)
6:10: PTA Meeting/Budget Approval in Cafeteria
6:25: Parents Dismissed to Classrooms
6:30-7:00: Parent Session I in Classrooms
7:10-7:40: Parent Session II in Classrooms
The Kona Ice Truck will be on site for some cool treats!
Dowell Ambassadors are also selling dinner items (pizza/chips/drink). Pre-order forms went home in folders.
Please contact the PTA if you have any questions!
Dear Dowell Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to a new year of school and a new year of PTA. As you start the year, remember that our main focus is the children in our school and the children in our community.
If this is your first year at Dowell Elementary, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a “seasoned” Dowell family, I know that you are as excited as we are to be starting the school year up again.
As I embark on my year as your PTA President, I am looking forward to strengthening our working partnership with our Cobb County Schools, Administration, our amazing Teachers and our invaluable Staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our children.
I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team. The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit the children. In doing so, you also help us. But there are many more advantages:
- By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
- By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences and personal confidence. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use, for a good cause.
- By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change.
- PTA functions provide opportunities to meet other parents and teachers.
- The PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas; please attend the PTA meetings throughout the year to make suggestions and provide your input.
Every year, Dowell PTA spends a lot of money on the programs and events that enhance our children’s learning experience. As we continue from year to year, we like to add more to the programs, events, and other needs of our school. Yet in doing so, we need more funds to allow for these programs. Your membership goes a long way in helping us meet our goals. If you have any ideas or would like to help in any way, please contact us.
“Every child’s potential is a reality…”
Thank you and have a great year!!!
Dowell Elementary PTA President